Building Development Studies for the New Millennium
Our webinar series provides the unique opportunity to directly engage with the contributors of the book, to learn more about the research behind and to challenge and discuss!
Development Studies Need Social Engagement! by Elisabetta Basile and Isa Baud
Engaged Excellence in Development Studies by Melissa Leach
Can we understand the prospects of development without understanding its environmental dimension? by Imme Scholz
Knowledge, Asymmetric Power Relations and Us by Henning Melber
Development Studies in Spanish: Critical, Constructive and Peripheral by Rogelio Madrueño Aguilar and Pablo José Martínez Oses
How Francophone Scholarship Deepened our Understanding of Democracy and Social Change by Christine Lutringer
What does a gender lens bring to development studies? by Wendy Harcourt
"Knowledge Production, Ownership and the Power of Definition" - Henning Melber reflects on knowledge production (in development studies), countering power divides and using the power of privilege.
"Building Development Studies for the New Millennium"- Isa Baud and Elisabetta Basile give an introduction to the book and outline how and why the field of development studies needs to engage with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and perspectives from the Global South. Watch the video here
"Engaged Excellence in Development Studies" - Melissa Leach and John Gaventa share their reflections and experiences in seeking to promote positive transformative change that is strategically informed by research and knowledge. Watch the video here
Visit our book presentations at events
Milton Keynes, UK, 20 June, 13:00 to 14:00 at DSA 2019 "Opening up Development"
Copenhagen, 28 June, 13:30 to 15:00 at the 5th Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research (NorDev)
Speakers: Kees Biekart, Institute for Social Studies, The Hague (moderator), Gurminder Bhambra, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, Tiina Kontinen, Academy of Finland and University of Jyväskylä, Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Henning Melber, EADI and Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Julia Schöneberg, University of Kassel
Bonn, 11 July, 16:30-18:30 at the German Development Institute: Environment and Transformation: New Focus points of Development Studies in the Anthropocene. Speakers: Imme Scholz (German Development Institute), Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam) The event will be recorded and made available online Read more
This book brings together multiple critical assessments of the current state and future visions of global development studies. It examines how the field engages with new paradigms and narratives, methodologies and scientific impact, and perspectives from the Global South. The authors focus on social and democratic transformation, inclusive development and global environmental issues, and implications for research practices. Leading academics provide an excellent overview of recent insights for post-graduate students and scholars in these research areas.
- Contributes to debates on current state and future visions of international development studies (IDS)
- Presents contributions of Anglophone, Francophone and Spanish-language social science traditions and academic communities in the global South by leading scholars in the field
- Discusses recent epistemological and ontological discussions on knowledges and qualities of engaged research
Isa Baud is Emeritus Professor of International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Elisabetta Basile is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
Tiina Kontinen is Senior Lecturer at the Master Degree Programme in Development and International Cooperation, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Susanne von Itter is Executive Director of EADI, Germany.